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the total) attributed to pentobarbital, the active ingredient in euthanasia solutions. Even more troubling, for 13 of the 18 deaths attributed to pentobarbital poisoning, the death-related injury occurred at home. Although data were not available on

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associated with typical signs of illness or injury. Complicating matters, an animal that has been abused may be brought to the veterinarian by the abuser, by someone who is unaware of the abuse, or by a person who is also a victim of the same abuser. Without

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for veterinarians and their staffs to watch for include the following: • Client misrepresents circumstances surrounding a nonaccidental injury; the nature of the injuries is not consistent with the stated cause. • Client lacks knowledge or

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health risks are also associated with animals, including injuries (eg, dog bites, trip and fall injuries, and horse kicks), environmental contamination (eg, allergens and Toxocara ova), and depletion of family resources (financial, emotional, and social

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and injury in our pets. Through our veterinary teaching hospitals, we have built an educational system focused on exposing students to the most difficult medical and surgical cases with oversight by board-certified specialists in many practice

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, humidity, ambient light, and noise. 3 These standards were implemented to avoid unintended animal disease or injury and to permit more accurate comparisons between similar experiments performed at different times or in different locations that otherwise

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, and even early malocclusion can be sufficient to induce anorexia and subsequent cachexia. Some affected animals also develop secondary incisor malocclusion, 8 and as the premolar and molar teeth elongate, the pointed edges can result in injury to soft

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. Behavior that is inhumane is lacking in compassion for the suffering of humans and animals; synonyms of inhumanity include unkindness and cruelty. Thus, a veterinarian or animal owner who deliberately chooses to disregard available means to reduce injury or

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to be able without difficulty to turn around, groom itself, get up, lie down and stretch its limbs.” Subsequently, the idea of the five freedoms (freedom from hunger and thirst; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury, and disease; freedom

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identifying child abuse by describing clinical findings commonly associated with abuse, including skeletal fractures in various stages of healing, multiple soft tissue injuries, poor hygiene, malnourishment, and trauma inconsistent with accidental injury. The

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